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Is there anything at sears worth having? I have a 50% off coupon for craftsman router bit sets. hate to see it go to waste
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I've not had good luck with Sears. As a result, I have no confidence in the Brands. The problem is not the product, it's the parts availability down the road. Further, not all the information is available for their products so you can't really compare them to the next guy's products. I won't waste the money.

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The Craftsman routers, the red top particulary us good. The problem with the router bits, is They also sell the High speed steal, and that isn't so good along side of the carbide bits!

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I've been using the Craftsman carbide and HSS bits for years; they're the first bits I ever bought. Most of my Craftsman bits are 20-30 yrs old, and many have been re-sharpened. I don't use the HSS much anymore, as I have replaced the ones I use the most with carbide. I wish I could tell you that I have made recent purchases of router bits at Sears, but I haven't. Sadly though, the ones they carry today are probably not of the same quality, although I don't know that as fact. But they're probably just as good as other branded "cheap" sets. I know, I know; I'm not much help!
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Is there anything at sears worth having? I have a 50% off coupon for craftsman router bit sets. hate to see it go to waste
Hi JW- 50% off is 50% off. I really haven't had any experience with their bits but looks like if you went with their sets, they would come in at about $1.50 or so per bit. Not really to bad a deal. While I'm no craftsman fan, I doubt they would be as bad as some others at that price.
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The Craftsman routers, the red top particulary us good. The problem with the router bits, is They also sell the High speed steal, and that isn't so good along side of the carbide bits!
I have a gray top and a black top along with 2 fixed and 1 plunge base (I did some wheeling and dealing on ebay and with sears LOL). Ive not used them much but I like them.
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